308 Winchester

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Lonewolf44, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Lonewolf44

    Lonewolf44 New Member

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    I recently traded for a Remington model 660 chambered in 308 winchester. This is the first 308 that I have ever owned, so I am not really familiar with the performance of this caliber. I mainly hunt whitetail deer in big timber with the majority of my shots being at 150 yards or less. Will this be a good rifle-caliber for the type of hunting I do? I have used mostly 30-06 and 280 remingtons for the last 20 years. Thank you for your advice, I greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    308 is one of the undisputed "deer rifles". Its a great flat shooting hard hitting round.
     

  3. c3shooter

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  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    its a great deer round especially with 150-180grain softpoints whichever your rifle likes best. its pretty much identical in performance to a 30-06 in that bullet weight range
     
  5. 303tom

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    It is what I use MOSTLY.................
     
  6. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I have an AR10 in .308 that I hunt deer with. VERY hard hitting round.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Just know that the difference between yout -06 and your 308 is small enought that you should never notice. fps difference can be as small as 50fps between thiose to rounds.

    Now the remington 660!!! Nice 1968 to 1971 rifle. Those rifle sell for stupid prices if you can find one around here. $ 600 +. Same action used on the XP-100 handguns also.
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    The .30-06 Springfield....................
    150 gr (9.7 g) Nosler Tip 2,910 ft/s (890 m/s) 2,820 ft·lbf (3,820 J)

    The .308 Winchester...................
    150 gr (9.7 g) Nosler Tip 2,820 ft/s (860 m/s) 2,648 ft·lbf (3,590 J)
     
  9. KeysKelly

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    The .308 was suggested to me by a friend who was a Marine Sniper. He said it will be very accurate up to 500 yards with ease. I don't ever see myself shooting much past 100, maybe 150 yards but it is nice to know I have the right gun to do so if I choose.
     
  10. Intheshop

    Intheshop New Member

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    Give me that rifle and a large bucket of 150's.....

    Would simply wear out a running Boar target!
     
  11. Flat Tire

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    The 308 has won more rifle competitions than any other caliber.
     
  12. tacticalfun

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    I use .308 in competition . Im in love with it :)
     
  13. onenut58

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    My brother had a model 600 308 shorter barrel than a 660.He shot his first elk with it at age 12 and took a number of elk,deer and blackbear with it later on.His was not the mohawk and had the vent rib barrel. I have a model 600 in 350 magnum. The slot in the stock where the safety slides on some of the earlier models prevented the safety from being completely locked. Its pretty easy to lengthen the slot your self.
     
  14. sarg1c

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    Great choice, I've had a Rem.700 ADL in .308 since 1983, money could not buy it. I always reached for it when deer hunting but I have a nice Marlin 30AW which I may try this year....
     
  15. sarg1c

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    I agree with you 100%. Has always been my DEER rifle, here in Kentucky Hill country. The .308 has such a large choice when it comes to reloading. I've even load the .224 pills in saabots, but I never went above the 165gr.
     
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  16. clem_

    clem_ New Member

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    Thats a good wolf round.:D
     
  17. powg

    powg New Member

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    .308 remington 660 = 600 mohawk throwback?

    all other replies were bogus /hi-jacked by 7mm magnum afficianados ...do yourself a favor and just send it to me ,i'll find a good use for it maybe turn it into a lamp or something !:D
     
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  18. clem_

    clem_ New Member

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    That round put alot of deer in the frezzer.